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Lundstram benched as Fleck returns for Blades’ second Gameweek 30+ fixture

John Lundstram (£4.9m) is only among the substitutes as Sheffield United get set to contest their second fixture of Double Gameweek 30+.

The Blades are away at Newcastle United this afternoon, with kick-off on Tyneside at 14:00 BST.

Lundstram drops to the bench to accommodate John Fleck‘s (£5.0m) return, with the Scotland international having recovered from the injury that forced his non-involvement against Aston Villa on Wednesday.

That is the only change Chris Wilder has made to his starting XI, with John O’Connell (£4.7m) still not fit.

That means there is another start for budget defender Jack Robinson (£4.0m), who supplemented his clean sheet with two bonus points at Villa Park in midweek.

Oliver McBurnie (£5.7m) and Billy Sharp (£5.6m) start up front yet again, while Dean Henderson (£5.3m) is between the posts.

The on-loan goalkeeper won’t be eligible to face his parent club, Manchester United, in Gameweek 31+, however.

Steve Bruce has also only made one change to his starting XI, despite three months having passed by since the 1-0 win over Southampton.

Joelinton (£5.5m) for Dwight Gayle (£5.0m) is the Magpies’ only alteration.

There is another ‘out of position’ start for Matt Ritchie (£5.3m) on the right wing, meanwhile.

This fixture doesn’t scream ‘goalfest’ on paper.

Only Liverpool have conceded fewer goals on the road than Wilder’s side this season.

And no club has conceded on fewer occasions than Newcastle on home soil in 2019/20.

No team has scored fewer goals on their own turf than Bruce’s troops, either.


Newcastle United XI: Dubravka; Manquillo, Fernandez, Lascelles, Rose; Shelvey, Hayden; Ritchie, Almiron, Saint-Maximin; Joelinton.

Sheffield United XI: Henderson; Robinson, Egan, Basham; Stevens, Berge, Norwood, Fleck, Baldock; Sharp, McBurnie.

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1,479 Comments Post a Comment
  1. FOO FIGHTER
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Mega hauls coming up from Salah and Mane tonight...

    • Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      The Lord not on yet?

      1. Rainer
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        On then off, back on now.

    • Coys96
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      The GW now depends on Aguero. (TC)

      1. jason_ni
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        And a low score from kdb would help..

        1. Coys96
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Yep

    • jason_ni
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I have hendo, basham, egan, and lasc.. ml rival has lundy, so cert lundy scores the equaliser here.

    • UnitedFan
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Tammy benched by the way.

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Dial up?

        1. beric
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Classic

        2. jason_ni
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          56k

    • Berbs
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Pogba, Bruno and Rash vs a Sheffield United without Henderson, Egan and potentially O'Connell

      Damn

      1. DAZZ
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Who’d you bring in if you didnt own either, Bruno Or Pogba?

        1. Berbs
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          B

      2. Bubz
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        They still play a system which Utd tend to struggle against

    • Blunder fc
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Bloody Giroud, when did Lampard become deschamps?

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Since Giroud is actually really effective.

        1. Daniel S. - Forgot the GW 3…
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Giroud makes the attack better. No complaints there

          1. Blunder fc
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 20 days ago

            I agree, but he's not the one in my side. Thought Lampard would go back to tammy

    • Berbs
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      2-0 Ritchie

    • _Ninja_
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Richtie goal

    • Rainer
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Ritchiessential

    • Daniel S. - Forgot the GW 3…
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Ritchie is back. -1 for Eagan owners

    • tm245
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      2-0

    • Luka does it again
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Nice!!

    • Rainer
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      3gan.

    • DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      2 more points gone

    • Daniel S. - Forgot the GW 3…
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Amazing goal

    • Lev Yashin
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Hendo has lost interest.

      1. FPL Pillars
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Didn’t seem to react to it did he, maybe was blinded by a def

    • Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Who got Richtie FH?

    • Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Assist for who?

    • Sun Jihai
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Least Egan avoids the goals conceded negative points I guess :/

      1. beric
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Dont think he does

      2. Zilla
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        nah lol it still counts

      3. Lord Tachanka
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Welllllll......

      4. Warby84
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        He gets the (-) points

      5. _Ninja_
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        On - 3 today

    • Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Was that Lascelles with the A?

      1. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Hayden

      2. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Lol no. It was Hayden.

    • Zilla
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      That's taking the piss now

    • Bossworld
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Looks like Rashford over Vardy for this week then?

    • Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Hayden assist

    • Berbs
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Lascelles YC

      1. beric
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Hooray

      2. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Noooooo

    • FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Ritchie rich

    • Royal5
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Henderson having a mare

    • Lev Yashin
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Lascelles YC

    • tm245
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Lascelles YC

    • Coys96
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Wow this is getting worse.
      66 with 6 to go 🙁